LOVE LETTER WRITING PARTY REQUESTS
The following love letter requests are valid for Love Letter Writing Parties taking place through February 14, 2013.
Please mail all love letters to More Love Letters, PO Box 2061, North Haven CT 06473 with the sheet enclosed in the Party PDF. Please write the following clearly on the outside of the envelope: LOVE LETTER WRITING PARTY. LETTERS FOR: _______________________.
Please note, those throwing a Love Letter Writing Party are welcome to respond to any or all of these requests. We hope you enjoy your scripting experience.
My brave friend Deserie took a chance and left corporate America behind to pursue her passion. She launched her own company in 2008. It’s a wonderful thing. She’s done everything by herself. Here we are almost 5 years into it and she, like many Americans, is struggling. I’ve seen more and more posts on her Facebook page that make me want to give her a big hug… In one recent post she shared this: ”I am under a great deal of financial pressure (like many people right now). I keep telling myself everything is ok, everything is ok, everything is ok…” I called her, reached out, and reminded her of how brave she was. And of how proud I was of her for taking that big risk – going out on her own, leaving corporate America and that check behind. She’s a beautiful person, inside & out. I think Love Letters would be an amazing hug, they’d be encouragement, they’d lift her spirits.
I go to school with Matt; we have a few mutual acquaintance’s and I say hi to him when I see him around campus. I don’t know much about him, but his Facebook posts break my heart. Tonight he said “”College is slowly helping discover that I am excellent at just smiling and pretending nothing is wrong.”" He always seems sad.
I want him to know that there are people who care in the world and that our small college bubble is nothing like the rest of the world. I hope that my occasional “”hello”" is helpful but I would like to give him more than that.
Tamara has been working through a breast cancer diagnosis and multiple remissions all before age 30. Though she usually maintains a strong outlook, in the last year it seems that her attitude has changed and she’s not as strong as she once was. In a blog post she noted that she felt forgotten and how she struggled with feeling “forgotten.” Our sorority sisters and close friends came together to mail her letters, cards, and gifts to lift her spirits and when I stumbled upon this project, I immediately thought of her.
JACOB & LYNDA
My brother, Jake, was riding his motorcycle when a car turned in front of him around the Thanksgiving holiday. He hit the car and sustained many broken bones and fractures. Currently, he’s in a wheelchair and his right leg is elevated, still swollen and healing. He’s been out of work for months (after finally getting what seemed like stable employment) and relies totally upon my mom, Lynda, who is still working part-time herself, as well as trying to manage rental properties that she and my father own.
My father passed away less than 2 years ago somewhat quickly. Keeping up with the house, automobile, and property maintenance was something that dad always did. My mom and brother need each other, but their relationship has its difficulties. I want them to know that asking for help is okay, that life goes on, that dad is still looking out for us, and that they’re stronger than they think.
Is it lame to ask for one for myself? It might be. I’m in Ireland but I just wanted to say that things have been really tough the last year. I found out I can never have children with my husband, work was terrible to me, and now I’m having a breakdown and haven’t been to work in 3 months. It feels some days like there is no hope and I would really love to hear from someone who doesn’t know me or pity me to remind me of the good stuff in life. It would be much appreciated.
Spencer has lost faith in himself and in just how unique and wonderful a person he is. He has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and has been valiantly struggling to earn an undergrad college degree. He’s in his 6th year, in his last semester, and is faltering. Spencer battles depression because he’s always been a amazing square peg, trying to fit into academia’s round hole. Because of this, he sees himself as LESS than the other students. He is SO in need of a love letter from someone besides his mom (me), whom he says “only thinks he is wonderful because I am his mother”. Thank you, thank you from the bottom to the top of my aching heart.
My wish is for Alejandra, a lovely senior in high school and my mentee, to receive letters — many letters — encouraging her to live life how she wants it. To finish high school with her head held high. To attend a college that will take her out of her comfort zone. To understand that all the unbelievable challenges she has faced at this early age, and continues to face, will only help her become a stronger, resilient, amazing woman. I want her to know that there are many other people in this world who were once ending their high school years who understand what she is going through.
I am requesting a bundle for Alejandra! Thank you for helping my mentee!